University Presidents Testify About Campus Antisemitism 

Harvard’s president tells the House committee it is a symptom of ignorance. 

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce heard testimony from the presidents of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday. House members queried the three leaders about the antisemitism that has been witnessed on their campuses over the past two months and what the schools were doing about it. 

Harvard President Claudine Gay said, ”Antisemitism is a symptom of ignorance, and the cure for ignorance is knowledge.” She said Harvard had augmented its mental health services. 

The president of the University of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Magill, said, “There is no justification—none—for those terrorist attacks [of October 7].” She said they had developed a plan focused on “safety and security, engagement, and education.” 

MIT president Sally Kornbluth, explained, “We are intensifying our central efforts to combat antisemitism, the vital subject of this hearing. I note that I am also deeply concerned about the prejudice against Arabs, Muslims, and Palestinians nationally and in our community.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For representatives in the House Education and Workforce Committee as they seek to prevent the spread of antisemitism.
  • For U.S. Education Department officials as they look into discriminatory protests taking place on college campuses.
  • For the leaders of universities to effectively address antisemitism in their student bodies.

Sources: The Hill, Daily Signal 


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